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Ukrainian high-ranking ministerial delegation to arrive at Polish border today, Zelenskyy says

Ukrainian high-ranking ministerial delegation to arrive at Polish border today, Zelenskyy says President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, along with a group of ministers, will arrive at the Ukrainian-Polish border today, February 23. Negotiations regarding protests by Polish farmers, who have blocked border crossings, may take place there, states President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen.

"Our Prime Minister, together with relevant ministers responsible for export, import, trade, logistics, infrastructure, and the agro-industrial complex, as well as border service leaders - this group headed by the Prime Minister will be at the border with Poland today. Whether our Polish colleagues will be present is their personal decision," Zelenskyy emphasizes.

According to him, a similar meeting cannot be organized tomorrow because it will be the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Russian occupiers into our country.

The head of state has reminded that Ukraine openly declared readiness to hold a meeting regarding the border blockade issue, and solutions and steps have already been developed.

"Whether the Polish side will be present - I do not know," Zelenskyy adds.

He thanks Ukrainian farmers who do not block anything independently, despite the fact that their food products do not transit through Poland due to the situation at the border.

"Ukrainian grain does not go to the Polish market, at the request of the Polish side. We have found new ways. But when we talk about transit, it is somewhat beyond European legislation. Therefore, we are ready and will do everything to resolve this issue," the head of state says.

Border blockade with Poland

Polish farmers recently resumed mass protests on the Ukrainian border. They block the passage of trucks through checkpoints, directly affecting Ukrainian exports.

On February 21, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed to Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk and President of Poland Andrzej Duda to organize a meeting of officials at the border to find a way to solve such a problem.

More details about the situation at the border are available in the material by RBC-Ukraine.